(KUTV) It's summer, and everyone is excited to get outside and enjoy the the outdoors.
Katrina Jensen, a registered nurse with Intermountain Moms, stopped by to help you learn to keep your family safe.
Here are a few tips from the experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics and Healthychildren.org:
Babies under 6 months:
- A baby’s skin is more delicate and thinner than an adults and burns easily.
- Babies can’t tell you they are overheating or are sunburn
- Babies rely on adults to dress them and apply sunscreen.
- Avoid sun exposure all together between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Dress in light weight clothing and brimmed hats.
- Apply small amount of sunscreen to face and back of hands that are exposed to sun.
For all other Children
- Avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Wear a hat with a 3 inch brim or bill, sunglasses, and clothing with tight weave if possible (sunglasses with 97 percent to 100 percent protection against UVA and UVB rays)
- Apply and reapply (every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating) sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater that protects again UVA and UVB rays.
- Pay attention to being near sand and water as they can reflect UV rays and may result in sunburn more quickly.